Acknowledged for his “sense of style and sophistication” by Opera News, noted as “an amazingly versatile conductor” by The Boston Globe, praised for conducting with “admiral command” by The New York Times, and KUSC calls him “one of the most adventurous conductors in the world today”. Gil Rose is a musician helping to shape the future of classical music. Over the past two decades, Mr. Rose has built a reputation as one of the country’s most inventive and versatile conductors before the public.
Picker’s score ebbs and flows through a contemporary Romantic vein that he has made his own with a fine ear for instrumentation. Gil Rose, conducting an ensemble with strings, winds, a harp, tuba and piano, relishes a Ravel-like waltz when the patients feel the first benefits of the drug L-Dopa.
The recording... features the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, timeless and prolific advocates for new American music. Conductor Gil Rose's direction is punchy and dramatically alert, while the recording is appropriately in your face.
Once again, Boston Modern Orchestra Project under Gil Rose do the honors and prove sure-footed guides, clarifying even the knottiest passages to get to the nub of this richly conceived masterwork.